Motorcycle Roundup ready to roll

The third annual Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup, which starts at noon this Saturday in Cumberland, is ready to roll.

The third annual Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup, which starts at noon this Saturday in Cumberland, is ready to roll.

The event kicks off with the Show and Shine on Saturday afternoon with registration beginning at noon and judging at 3.

Spectators are encouraged to attend the event and view the vast array of motorcycles that will be on display in the centre of Cumberland’s Dunsmuir Avenue. Dunsmuir will be closed to vehicle traffic from First to Fourth streets for the Show and Shine.

Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup chairperson Jean Cameron is anticipating a great turnout.

“The 2011 Motorcycle Roundup has been well-publicized, the weather looks great for the weekend, and we’re anticipating a very successful event,” says Cameron. “With over $10,000 in prizes to present, the Comox Valley business community’s support of the Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup has been impressive.”

Following the Show and Shine on Saturday afternoon, spectators are encouraged to view the Motorcycle Skills Contests and Games, which commence at 5 p.m.

Motorcycles from all over B.C. as well as other regions will be entered in the Show and Shine.

With a pancake breakfast hosted by Cumberland Rotary kicking off the Show and Shine, vendor booths, raffles, and a beer garden, the Saturday Show and Shine is a full-day event.

The Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup continues Sunday with a pancake breakfast sponsored by Cumberland Rotary and a Poker Run that begins in Cumberland, weaves through Royston, Courtenay, Comox, Lazo and Merville before climbing Mount Washington.

Up there, riders will get on a chairlift and experience stunning views from the summit while receiving their fourth poker card. The Poker Run returns to Cumberland to determine the overall winner and also have an opportunity to win a prize based upon a number of draws that will take place.

Registration for the Poker Run starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday with motorcycle riders beginning the Poker Run at 11.

The Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup weekend event is “organized to support Tour de Rock’s campaign to fund cancer research, along with providing assistance to local charities,” emphasizes publicity director David Vranjes.

“It’s a very worthwhile endeavour and everyone who attends this event is supporting a very worthwhile cause,” adds Vranjes.

— Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup